Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Legend of the Mystical Ninja

The start of a new console generation affords publishers the opportunity to test the waters.  With so few titles on store shelves gamers are more willing to take a chance on something new.  You saw this with Parappa the Rapper...
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Gunstar Heroes

Gunstar Heroes

Gunstar Heroes is the best overall action game for the Genesis.  That is a lofty statement I realize but one that I fully believe in.  But I’m ready to take it a step further than that.  In my opinion Gunstar...
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Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus

It really is amazing just how forgotten Kid Icarus has been.  Aside from its little known Gameboy sequel it took over twenty years for the series to receive a new title.  That level of dormancy is usually reserved for failed...
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Cool Spot

Cool Spot

Virgin Interactive is a forgotten publisher these days but once upon a time they were one of the big dogs.  We remember all of the great licensed titles from Sega and Capcom however Virgin were right there beside them.   In...
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Shatterhand

Shatterhand

One of the biggest regrets from my childhood is that I moved on from the NES earlier than I should have.  With Genesis hitting its stride and the SNES on the market I, like many others, turned my back on...
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Disney’s Aladdin

Disney’s Aladdin

It really is incredible just how much Aladdin dominated 1992.  The movie is one Disney’s greatest achievements and the subsequent video games were all fantastic.  The Genesis version of Aladdin garnered the most attention because of its pedigree.&n...
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Wizards & Warriors

Wizards & Warriors

I remember thinking pretty highly of Wizards & Warriors back in the day.  I’ll admit some of my fondness for the game stems from its Worlds of Power novelization.  This cheesy novel starred a boy named Matthew who is transported...
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Quackshot starring Donald Duck

Quackshot starring Donald Duck

Looking back its kind of surprising how overlooked Sega’s handling of the Disney is.  While Capcom and Virgin churned out unambitious platformers Sega were not afraid to take risks.  While Castle of Illusion was a bit safe Quackshot and its...
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Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

When I step back and analyze why I like Dark Souls so much I think it stems from my love of the Ghouls ‘N Ghosts series.  Both series are incredibly punishing but when you adjust to their particular mechanics are...
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Bonk’s Revenge

Bonk’s Revenge

Bonk’s Adventure was a good first step in establishing a new franchise.  It was original, had good gameplay, and certainly looked nice for the time.  NEC knew this as it was one of the few games to receive an extensive...
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